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A strong new call-to-action sequence was once introduced with the hot York occasions bestselling MoveOn's 50 how you can Love Your nation. the second one e-book within the sequence, 50 how you can increase Women's Lives, written by means of nationally famous ladies, is poised to back turn into an device for swap and reinvigorate a circulate. 50 how one can enhance Women's Lives parlays the collective services of the nationwide Council of Women's organisations' 2 hundred member organisations — which come with deliberate Parenthood, NOW, League of girls citizens, Code crimson, the AAUW, the nationwide Council of Negro ladies, and the YWCA — and contours 50 own, inspiring essays with "Helping Ourselves" and "Call-to-Action" sidebars. overlaying matters as different as pay fairness, reproductive well-being, baby care, racism, and girls in management, the booklet addresses themes that have an effect on ladies (and all of us!) on a private and political point, and offers readers with how one can circulate past previous arguments and switch suggestion into...

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Put another way, if more health studies and medication trials included diverse groups of women, then doctors, nurses, and consumers would know a lot more about women’s health. Perhaps even more distressing is the fact that if Yolanda hadn’t so recently given birth, she would not have had medical coverage that night. Without insurance, she might have received less aggressive care or no care at all. 4 However, over 15 percent of women under age 655 still lack access to basic health care services, including preventive and prenatal care.

Complicating the situation further is our culture’s negative attitude toward mothers who work outside the home, a judgment that persists even though the vast majority of two-parent families need two incomes to make ends meet. No matter what the arguments against taxpayer-supported after-school programs, though, the fact is that funding these initiatives does more than help children in need – it also saves us all money in the long term. 13 Safe, quality care will also remove what is perhaps the most significant remaining barrier to women’s equality.

And finally, we have universal health care for retirees, but elderly women are the largest group living in poverty. I stressed in this speech that we must all play an active role in protecting the progress we’ve made and that we must work hard to improve the lives of women even more. When my address ended, one of the American delegates came up to me and made a simple but profound request: “Just tell me ten things that I personally can do to make change,” she said. And with that, I saw that there was a great need for a book such as this.

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